Recorded 1978-1994 at Scary Bug Laboratory, Lubbock, TX
Analog-to-digital transfer February 2006 @ S&M Soundworks, Houston, TX
Bill Brown (vocals), Chris Bullock (vocals), Jimmy Eager
(guitar), Mike Forsythe (guitar), Dave Shafer (bass), G. Ratte' (vocals,
production), and John Whittington (guitar)
I LAUGH A NERVOUS LAUGH, I REMAIN INACTIVE
STARING AT THE WALL, GOD IT'S SO ATTRACTIVE
The Shout-Out List:
Sloat, Tragic Machine, Spinning Ginny, Hummer, Andy Wilkinson, Flaming Hellcats, Zipperhead, Sawtooth, 10 Foot Pole, Weaken, Wickersham Project, Grandma's V.D., Diablo 13, Mortifix, Dead Bodies Kissing, Sandra Dee, Gray Man, DJ Disaster & West Texas Mob, Pollen, Ed Hall, Nose G's, St. Elizabeth's Guitar Army, Sekrut Squirrel, Scrappy Doo, Human, Juvie D. and the Breakouts, 976-FUNK, 4 Leaf Clover, Studebaker Pickup, Rustin at Tarpley's, KLFB, KTXT, Ralph's Records, University Records, and all y'all who get with The Weasel Way. LBK Disco Force wrecking tractors in '94.
"WMX playz some POWER hip-hop. To say that this is 'energetic' music IS to 'lump' it; & this mix just AIN'T 'lumpable'... on top o' th' heavy loopz/beattrax are some VERY wierd goings on, that assuredly salvages it from what "my" image o' hip-hop might be, or HAVE been, until scopin' this one out. Th' beauty of that on Cracker Gasoline Party is that this ain't just nonsense 'rambling'... a lil' bit o' thot went IN to these toonz...
Jimmy Eager's gitarz kick OUT on a few of th' leadlines... like to hear a little MORE o' that. Neat "Zappaesque" influence on a couple of th' toonz at th' end of side 1 - really WIERDNESS [sic] - hey, I do LIKE that; meanz they ain't stuck in NO rut!" — Improvijazzation Nation, issue #17, Summer 1995
"Heavy rap-funk from the asshole of Texas (I know; I spent way too much time there a while back). After kicking off with a harsh remake of 'King of Rock,' the rest of the tape sticks to original compositions. All in all, it sounds no worse than your average Beastie Boys records..." — Aiding & Abetting, issue #71, 2/28/95
"Very cool collection of hip-hop cut with guitar riffs and punctuated with in-your-face vocals and diverse approaches (try to imagine the Sex Pistols and ZZ Top together at last with a kitchen sink conglomeration of polka, disco, hee haw and more). Definitely not a one-song band! While the mix is mostly good throughout, the tape sounds muddy (so turn it up)." — The DIY List, Issue #12, March 25, 1995